[EVA] EVA: Space Runaway Ideon
gwern0 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 26 15:32:53 EDT 2011
(CC'ing the EML because someone there might know some good quotes or
references about Eva & Ideon that I haven't incorporated yet.)
I was looking at
wondering if there were any hard sources and where that list came from
and I noticed your comment that Google Translate translated as 'La
verdad que no tengo data sobre si Ideon no fue famosa hasta Eva.
Actually I have no data on whether Ideon was not known to Eve. Tenés
alguna fuente? Do you have any source?'
It's worth noting that GAINAXers would have been *very* familiar with
_Ideon_. If you search for mentions of Ideon in
http://www.gwern.net/otaku.html you will find quite a few mentions.
or http://www.gwern.net/docs/2002-notenki-memoirs.html#fn75 or Anno
himself http://www.gwern.net/otaku.html#p :
> ... Anno: Of the movies, I recommend Gundam III - Meeting in Space. The picture is quite nice. Moreover, if I have to recommend Mr. Tomino's animation, I would choose Legendary Giant IDEON (1980, TV). It would be best to watch the movie version's Part II (1982, movie) after watching the TV series. Although some of the picture quality might be poor, please tolerate it.
Or http://www.gwern.net/otaku.html#p-7 from Sadamoto:
> We had talked a lot in the beginning about wanting a title like "Space Runaway Ideon (Legendary Giant God Ideon)", so I think I did push that. And to tell the truth, the story composition is also similar. For example, Nerv can be considered the same as the Solo Ship fighting a lonely battle against both humankind and the Buff Clan, and then there are the incomprehensible robots that can only communicate with children and tend to go berserk, etc. It might not be an exaggeration to say that if you add "Ideon" and "Devilman" together and divide by two, you get "Evangelion". (laugh)'
I think the burden of proof is on anyone who wants to argue that Eva
*doesn't* draw on Ideon.
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